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about $2.4 trillion in cuts in an effort to avoid raising taxes. >> to get a big tax package we need increases in a situationing difficult. with unemployment, we have a terrible idea it is a job killer. >> what's really appalling is to see our republican colleagues to provide a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we are going to put all these jobs at risk. >> treasury secretary timothy geithner says that if the debt ceiling sing not raised by august 2, it could have catastrophic consequences on the global economy. >>> president obama is expected to hold that news conference we mentioned on debt limit negotiations at any minute now. as soon as he steps to the podium we will bring the entire news conference live right here on nbc4. >>> take a look outside now. it is getting hotter. it could be dangerous, code orange, i believe, it is now. tom kierein has been keeping an eye things. we had a nice weekend. a hot one, however. as we look at the sky we can see a lot of haze out there and humidity is back with us. tom will be joining us in just a m
. >> reporter: for many this is an annual ritual. for others it is their first time in washington for the big celebration. >> i have always wanted to come to washington, d.c. and this was my chance and i -- so excited. i have never been here. the history. i wanted to see and it the museums. just -- can't wait to -- very exciting to be here. >> reporter: security is tight this year because of concerns about possible terrorism. police have cordoned off the national mall. you can't just walk up and stake your claim. everyone must pass lou one of the security checkpoints. >> there's going to be difficult levels of searches that may take place. robust security plan in place. a real estate event. >> reporter: and they open those checkpoints at about 10:00 this morning. and there's a little bit of a wait as some of the police officers are going lou some of the items like coolers things and to make sure there is month alcohol or anything that's prohibited. brought on to the grounds here of the washington monument. by and large things are running smoothly. and as the crowd goes and we go on in to the
, sunday, and monday. big story, though, just heat and humidity. afternoon highs each day up around 90. and morning lows right near 70 degrees. and throughout the day, you can follow my forecast on twitter, along with the latest weather, science, and nature news. that is the way it looks. aaron? >> all right. thanks a lot, tom. >> okay. >>> still ahead on "news 4 midday," we have seen him grow up on the big screen in the harry potter films. now the actor is admitting to breaking a dangerous habit. >>> and spider bites, most are harmless, but there are dangers you need to be aware of. @@@@@@รบ@ >>> together! >> harry potter start daniel radcliffe says no more drinking alcohol. the 21-year-old says he started drinking heavily while filming the sixth harry potter film in 2009 and even became dependent on it to have a good time. he says instead of cutting out, he cut it out altogether, preferring to stay home and read a book. the saga of harry potter ends on thursday with the worldwide premiere of "harry potter and the deathly hallows" part 2, the final movie in the series. >>> thousands o
of july weekend, ocean city is preparing for another big event. ocean city mayor rick meehan joins us this morning with details. good morning. >> good morning, good to be here. >> so nice to see you again. busy weekend you had this past weekend. >> we've been busy every weekend in ocean city, the weather's been great, the crowds have been fantastic. everyone seems to be enjoying their time in ocean city. >> and i understand that things are better than ever. your best year in a while. >> they are. memorial day weekend was a record weekend. looks like the july 4th weekend was a record weekend. so everybody's coming out, they want to get to the beach, they want to share some time with their family and friends. where better to do that than ocean city. >> is there any explanation as to why it was better than it was even just a year, two years ago? >> i think we're a short drive from baltimore area, from washington, from our core market area, and even up into pennsylvania. and people, you know, they appreciate that. it's a short drive, it's a three-hour drive, and it gives them an opportuni
of the region. and that big area of rain coming in out of kentucky into west virginia and out of ohio and into pennsylvania, that is continuing to advance to the east and that's associated with a stalled front that's over the region. all these counties in green under a flash flood watch for this afternoon, all the way into tonight. it include most of virginia, the district, and most of maryland. so expect some heavy downpours later this afternoon and overnight tonight that may cause some flooding and thunder and lightning as well, and a small risk of some damaging winds. but then, less humid for the weekend. a bit less humid saturday and sunday with highs near 90. a little more humid monday and tuesday next week. and break from high humidity again on wednesday and thursday. eun? >> tom, thanks so much. >>> still ahead on news 4 h midday, why july is a bad time to be admitted to the hospital. plus, the royal couple heads to southern california today. we'll tell you >>> hiring slowed to a near standstill last month. let's check in i know back's hampton pearson now for more. hampton, goo
are rising rather quickly right now with that southwesterly wind and big dome of high pressure that's across our area and certainly much of the nation. that's the reason for the high heat coming our way. we have 92 degrees, the forecast high here. 93 in culpeper and fredericksburg. there could be a little bit of an isolated storm popping up just to our south and west later today from loudoun county down towards fauquier county and you a round culpeper as well as rappahannock county. look at the nation. there's 17 states under either a heat advisory or excessive heat warning. so much of the country from north dakota down towards northern texas, all the way off to the east towards ohio. that's where the high heat is, big dome. most intense heat right here. that's what will start pushing this way. by the time we get to the middle of the week we will be on the other side of 95 degrees. by the time we get to the end of the work week and through the weekend we have not had a heat wave that's gone this long. the weekend, around 100 degrees. for our overnight we will step back down into the 80s. 8 o
, the big question, what will the weather do as thousands head to the beach? here's a live look outside, where the sun is shining. it's 85 degrees and low humidity, just a beautiful summer day. tom, we wish we could keep it going through the whole weekend. >> yeah, we've got great weather for traveling. for those who are heading off east to the beaches, bright and sunny there too. if you're heading south, bright and sunny there. the beach forecast, the water temperatures are terrific, great for swimming, low and mid-70s now, and from cape henlopen, the high will reach the low 80s, anytime you get a breeze off the ocean, it will drop back down into the 70s during the day. a very, very small chance of any storms around. then on sunday and on the fourth of july, both days we should have hotter weather at the beach with a west-southwesterly wind coming in off the land, probably into the upper 80s at the beaches during the afternoon, but there's also a greater chance of some storms on sunday afternoon and sunday evening, as well as on the fourth of july as well, there's a possibility of some
. of course, with all the humidity in the air, that's really driving up the heat index, everywhere. big dome of heat started right here in the nation's midsection. this is a look at the heat advisories and excessive heat warnings that are currently in effect right now for so many states. almost two dozen states from north dakota down toward texas. areas east to tennessee, even around western portions of west virginia and up into michigan and even new jersey right now. i think tomorrow easily we'll have more advisories extending off to the east, into the ohio valley and mid-atlantic states. so high temperature today between 92 and 95, but easily feeling like we're over 100 degrees. we've got that already in many neighborhoods. chance for some isolated storms at 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. temperatures fall you have into the low 80s. then tomorrow morning, 75 to 76 degrees. i think we'll just have some clouds around tomorrow. but there are those storms coming on through the area until about 5:00 or 6:00, and then just isolated and mainly down to the south of us. let's go ahead and take a look at your
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